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When you hear about rings around objects in our Solar System, you naturally think of planets like Saturn and Neptune. But it turns out the giant gas planets aren't the only bodies that sport rings. An international team of astronomers announced...
Two ASU undergraduate Physics and Astronomy students, Matthew Childers and Nikolai Hesterberg, have been chosen for Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) laboratories in Boulder...

Department to Host NCS-AAPT Spring Meeting

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 2:38pm
The Physics & Astronomy Department at Appalachian State University is hosting the Spring 2014 meeting of the the North Carolina State Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (NCS-AAPT) on April 11th -12th, 2014. Please...
Our own Dr. Rachel Smith is interviewed about fragments of the "Chelyabinsk fireball" meteor that fell in Russia last year. Several fragments have just arrived at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences where she holds a joint-appointment.
Carla Ramsdell's First Year Seminar Course, "The Inspired Engineer," has been featured in this month's ASU General Education Newsletter. The article showcases the unique Service Learning component which Carla has developed.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy,, invites applications for a tenure-track position in astronomy at the Assistant Professor level to begin August, 2014. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics or a...
John Allen and Phil Russell have been awarded $299,708 from NASA for their project, "Mini Fourier-Transform Spectrometer for Cubesat-Based Remote Sensing.” They will be developing a spectrometer system for in-situ/remote monitoring of the Earth...
Congratulations to Jessica Barrios-Hernandez, Angela Chang, and Jenna Osborn. Working with Drs. Jennifer Burris and Brooke Hester, these three physics majors have each received a $5,000 Undergraduate Biotechnology Research Fellowship from...

May Office of Student Research Awarded Grants

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 12:00am
Congratulations to the recipients of the following May OSR Grants! Brooke Hester Tyler Foley Coverslip and micropipette tip functionalization with NeutrAvidin for attachment to biotynilated collagen and microspheres $250.00 Jennifer Burris...

Burris receives Durham Freshman Advocate Award!

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 6:24pm
Dr. Jennifer Burris is this year’s recipient of the Harvey R. Durham Freshman Advocate Award. The campus-wide award recognizes a full-time university employee who has contributed significantly to improving the freshman experience on campus....

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